The Complete Communion Anthems for the new Catholic Liturgy

Composer
Parts
Full details...
page one of The Complete Communion Anthems for the new Catholic Liturgy

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Full details

Note If you have downloaded this before you will have found the voice part incorrect. This has now been corrected and I suggest that you download the voice part again. Sorry for the inconvenience

The Communion Antiphon often suffers during the celebration of Mass. Sometimes there is a half-hearted attempt by the congregation to say it, which can descend into an indistinct mumble. The Celebrant will sometimes lead the congregation which produces a shuffling of missals and mass sheets as the congregation tries to find its place, usually too late.

This is a great pity because these sentences are beautiful and full of meaning. They also occur at a point in the Mass where there is often music. These settings will give an opportunity for these words to take their proper part in the Mass.

The settings are designed to be simple and easily performed but not at the expense of musical variety and originality. They are short, with each setting only taking up one page of voice and accompaniment.

The antiphons are all unison, designed to be sung either by a cantor or a unison group/choir of either female, male or mixed voices. The accompaniment doubles the tune throughout, helping the singers. The organ/piano/keyboard part is simple, being written as much as possible in three or four parts. The pitch range is in general, from B-D. Musical coherence sometimes demands that this is increased a little but is never extreme. The antiphons are mostly written in straightforward keys, although, again, the needs of musical logic and pitch range lead to the occasional foray into four flats or sharps. The antiphons make no musical compromises, some of them are simple and a group of amateur singers will be able to learn them in one rehearsal. Others, particularly those with expressive or significant words will need a little more rehearsal time but none of them are beyond the skill of amateurs. In general antiphons for feast days and for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter are a little longer and more demanding than those for days in Ordinary Time. Each antiphon begins with a straightforward introduction which gives the singers the opening note. Each antiphon has a metronome mark and I would strongly encourage performers to follow these. Occasionally, alternative small notes have been added if the pitch is particularly high or low.


Score ID
200522
Composer
Year of composition
2017
Lyricist
The Roman Missal Copyright 2010
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
120 minutes
Instrumentation
Voice + keyboard
Genre
Other
Instrumental parts
Licensing

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Reviews of The Complete Communion Anthems for the new Catholic Liturgy

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .

You might also like...